Ronaldo's hat-trick served Los Blancos to beat Celta de Vigo and get their eighteenth consecutive victory, but these three goals also made him break a couple of individual records and prove, once again, that he is the clearest candidate to win the FIFA Ballon D'Or.
His third goal tonight makes him reach the unbelievable number of 200 goals since he landed in the Liga BBVA, and he has been able to do it in only 178 games, averaging 1,12 goals per game. This way, Ronaldo has become the player who has needed the fewest games to reach 200 goals, surpassing Zarra (219), Messi (235), Di Stéfano (250) and Pahiño (258).
But tonight's hat-trick was the 23rd Ronaldo has completed in La Liga, and that has made him become the player with the biggest number of hat-tricks in the Spanish League, overtaking Di Stéfano and Zarra, who have 22. Messi, with 20, is still in the fight.
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